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China Current Events: June 27

Bo Xilai denies knowledge of how Neil Heywood died in China The disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has told government investigators he has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of British businessman Neil Heywood, The Daily Telegraph understands.  Read more Cover up, Shanghai metro tells women An appeal by the Shanghai subway […]

China Current Events: June 1

‘China detains hundreds in Tibet over self-immolation protests’ Hundreds of people have been detained in Lhasa after two men set themselves on fire in the Tibetan regional capital on Sunday in protest against Chinese rule, a US-based broadcaster reported.  Read more Air Pollution Fuels Hospital Visits in Hong Kong Deteriorating air quality in Hong Kong […]

Current Events in China: May 7

Newspaper ‘apologizes’ for criticizing US in Chen Guangcheng affair A prominent Chinese newspaper has posted a cryptic apology on its microblog account, supposedly for publishing a scathing article criticizing the American government’s handling of the Chen Guangcheng affair, and appearing to suggest that it may have been pressured into writing the editorial by the Chinese […]

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    • In a first, India-US joint statement mentions South China Sea - Times of India October 2, 2014
      Times of IndiaIn a first, India-US joint statement mentions South China SeaTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: For the first time, an India-US joint statement specifically mentioned the situation in South China Sea as President Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi expressed concern about "rising tensions over maritime territorial disputes" in that region.An Alli
    • Samsung China Supplier Sues US Labor Watchdog - ABC News October 2, 2014
      Samsung China Supplier Sues US Labor WatchdogABC NewsA Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics Co. filed a lawsuit accusing a New York City-based labor watchdog of spreading false rumors of child labor, but the labor group says it has evidence to back up its report. The lawsuit against China Labor Watch ...and more »
    • Hong Kong: China hardens stance as protests continue - The Guardian October 2, 2014
      The GuardianHong Kong: China hardens stance as protests continueThe GuardianThe official People's Daily newspaper, the voice of the Communist party, said that China was “very satisfied” with Leung Chun-ying and had full confidence in his leadership – dashing the hopes of demonstrators that Beijing would be willing to sacrifice ...China Warns of 'Ch
    • China media: Hong Kong's 'social order' - BBC News October 2, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: Hong Kong's 'social order'BBC NewsIn the past three days most Chinese-language mainland papers have offered little or no coverage of the protests, but that appears to have changed. Several papers, including the Beijing Times, the Southern Metropolis and the overseas edition of the ...
    • Hong Kong protests: China warns US not to meddle in 'internal affairs' - The Guardian October 2, 2014
      The GuardianHong Kong protests: China warns US not to meddle in 'internal affairs'The GuardianThe United States and China have clashed over the pro-democracy protests sweeping Hong Kong, with Beijing warning Washington to back off and saying it would not tolerate “illegal acts”. “The Chinese government has very firmly and clearly stated its ...Hong
    • Why Russia's President Is 'Putin the Great' in China - Wall Street Journal October 2, 2014
      Wall Street JournalWhy Russia's President Is 'Putin the Great' in ChinaWall Street JournalBEIJING—In the recommended-reading section of Beijing's Wangfujing bookstore, staff members have no doubt which foreign leader customers are most interested in: President Vladimir Putin, or "Putin the Great" as some Chinese call him. Books
    • Hong Kong protests: What's next? Chinese media censors Hong Kong protest - CNN October 2, 2014
      CNNHong Kong protests: What's next? Chinese media censors Hong Kong protestCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- The massive street rallies that have swept Hong Kong since the weekend present a major dilemma for China's leadership and the city's own government. China has called the protests "illegal" and Hong Kong's leader C.Y. Leung has said .
    • China issues warning over Hong Kong 'illegal' protests - BBC News October 2, 2014
      BBC NewsChina issues warning over Hong Kong 'illegal' protestsBBC NewsChina's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has warned against "illegal" protests in Hong Kong, amid major pro-democracy rallies in the territory. Mr Wang, in Washington, said the matter was an "internal affair" for China. US counterpart John Kerry urged Hong ...
    • US, China Air Differences Over Hong Kong Protests - ABC News October 1, 2014
      ABC NewsUS, China Air Differences Over Hong Kong ProtestsABC NewsChina's Foreign Minister Wang Yi was visiting Washington as the standoff between students and authorities intensified in the Chinese territory — the stiffest challenge yet to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in ...
    • China is Hong Kong's future – not its enemy - The Guardian October 1, 2014
      The GuardianChina is Hong Kong's future – not its enemyThe GuardianIt should be remembered, however, that for 155 years until its handover to China in 1997, Hong Kong was a British colony, forcibly taken from China at the end of the first opium war. All its 28 subsequent governors were appointed by the British government.